There are two big things we need to talk about today: the new gadgets from Google and Mark Zuckerberg & # 39; s comments on free speech.
So continue this week The Vergecast, hosts Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn and Paul Miller go through all of the products that Google announced during his hardware event on Tuesday and then invite senior reporter Adi Robertson and editor-in-chief Casey Newton of Silicon Valley to attend Zuckerberg's speech at Georgetown University on Thursday discuss.
In the first half of the show the crew discuss what we saw Google announces this week: the Pixel 4, the Nest Mini, the Nest Wifi, the Pixelbook Goand the new Pixel buttons. After attending the event and interviewing Google hardware leader Rick Osterloh earlier this week, today's episode is about how the Pixel 4 fits into the wider group of "flagship phones" and how its camera can withstand the iPhone.
In the second half of the show, Casey Newton and Adi Robertson came together to analyze what Mark Zuckerberg tried to say about free speech regarding Facebook and political advertising. What is the role of Facebook in the 2020 elections? Should Facebook ban all political advertisements?
There is much more in between – such as Paul's weekly segment "The crime, teenagers, is taste" – so listen carefully to get everything.
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